My current home / office computer is a 20" 2.4 GHz iMac with 4 GB RAM. I don't do anything that intensive with it. I would like to be able to comfortably run VMWare Fusion VMs. Since I do computer support I'd like to be able to run a bunch of VMs at once without penalty. The i7 with 8 GB of RAM seems like it would be a good fit. I also play Unreal Tournament 2004, but no other games. Not sure how it'd do with that gigantic screen. I'm not too worried about how well that runs on a new machine as I've got others that can run it OK if needed. So, I'd really love to order the i7, and do it before the end of the year so it will count against this years taxes. But, I just can't get comfortable with the idea of that gigantic screen! My desk is 36 x 72 and currently houses the 20" iMac, a 23" Samsung monitor / HDTV, and (temporarily) a 15" LCD for service work on other computers. I may be able to eliminate the other two and just have the new 27" on there. But, I'm not sure I could get used to the giant screen. Also, don't think the wife will react positively to it (at first). I guess what I'm asking is "sell me on why you love your gigantic 27" or 30" screen"!